The motion seeks to make it more stressful for students to cheat in exams. As a section of the new rules, schools will also be allotted to do history checks on students’ search history and social media activity. The scheme has already been sent for further consideration.
Among other things, the draft also specifies that teachers be allowed to, when necessary, inspect the contents of pupils’ laptops, including used materials, log files and more.
What is especially unusual about the intended law is that, while schools have no right to force access to the learners’ devices, examinees will have to consent to have their laptops examined in order to sit an exam or give a presentation.
Students that decline to comply with these rules will have to face several penalties, like getting their devices seized for up to a day or worse, getting suspended from the school altogether.
So in a way, pupils are forced to risk their future possibilities or give up their privacy.
The motion has so far been met with a fair bit of backlash.
The chairman of the Danish High School Association, Jens Philip Yazdani, said encroaches on students’ right to privacy. This attitude was further supported by the chairman of the IT-Political Association, Jesper Lund, and law professor Sten Schaumburg-Müller from the University of Southern Denmark.